Stretch Mark Treatment
To learn more about BodiSculpting Specialists‘ ResurFX™ Laser stretch mark treatment in Bend, OR, please take a few minutes to read through the Frequently Asked Questions below.
What are stretch marks?
When the skin is stretched too quickly – as is common in pregnancy, rapid weight gain, and sometimes during puberty – the skin tears in the layer beneath the outer epidermis, called the dermis. The connecting fibers in the dermis overstretch and break, causing long, narrow, silvery streaks or lines on your skin.
How do stretch marks form?
Stretch marks can form on most areas of the body. 90% of women develop stretch marks after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. Stretch marks usually will start to appear red or purple at first due to the blood vessels showing through the tears in the dermis, but eventually, they will fade to a silvery, white or glossy appearance.
Treating Stretch Marks Using the ResurFX™ Laser
The stretch mark treatment at BodiSculpting Specialists begins with a topical numbing cream being applied to the area to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Once the area is numb, we begin treatment with our laser. The ResurFX™ laser delivers quick bursts of energy onto the treatment area. This energy creates microscopic channels down through the epidermis and into the dermis layer of the skin, creating a wound healing response from the body that starts healing that area by repairing the collagen to be smoother in texture and lessening the appearance of the stretch marks.
Is the ResurFX™ Stretch Mark Treatment Painful?
As mentioned previously, we apply a topical numbing cream prior to your session. The Lumenis® ResurFX™ laser also has a patented cooling system called CoolScan™. This system constantly monitors the temperature of the skin and delivers cooling in coordination with the laser energy. Most patients equate the feeling when the laser energy is pulsed to a warm prickling sensation that is not painful.
Benefits of Seeing Bodisculpting Specialists for Stretch Mark Treatment in Bend, OR
The obvious and primary benefit is a reduction in the appearance of your stretch marks. You will notice a decrease in the appearance of both new, red stretch marks and older, white/silver stretch marks after treatment.
Additional benefits of the ResurFX treatment include:
- Fast treatment times (Treatment can be done in your lunch hour)
- Treatment is not painful
- Less swelling and redness than more invasive treatments
Schedule Your Stretch Mark Treatment in Bend, OR Today
BodiSculpting Specialists proudly services patients from Bend, OR and surrounding areas with the ResurFX™ stretch mark treatment. Contact us today at (541)-725-2634 to schedule an appointment!